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Bear Goes for an Independence Day Swim out on Lake Tahoe

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this bear joins in on the 4th fun and goes for an Independence Day swim in Lake Tahoe. 

This video, posted by Reas Allen on the 4th of July, shows a bear taking a casual dip in Lake Tahoe.

And honestly, it’s not crazy surprising but it does seem pretty rare to get a bear swimming on video!

This little bear climbs out of the water and onto the rocks, ready to sun himself for the day. The best part was hearing the excited voices – but this proves one thing: stay far away from wildlife.

We always have to remember when we venture into the wilderness that we’re entering wild animals’ homes and with all of the issues we’ve seen so far this year, stay alert and cautious.

Everyone should brush up on animal encounter tactics regularly if they head into the outdoors often.

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Bear Goes for an Independence Day Swim out on Lake Tahoe